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Learning Tree International Named Winner of Institute of Excellence in Sales & Business Development Award

RESTON, VA (May 25, 2011) – Learning Tree International (NASDAQ NGM: LTRE) today announced its selection as winner of the 2011 Institute of Excellence in Sales & Business Development (IES&BD) award. The Company was honored in the Excellence in Team Building, Management and Development category, which evaluates innovative efforts in sales training, management and team development.

Learning Tree International was recognized for its innovative approach to integrating business development with sales to maximize profit, increase organizational efficiency, and drive customer-focused solution selling. This unique approach created an environment that rewards teamwork and individual success by implementing strategies that align goals and optimize shared services across departments.

“Learning Tree International strives to deliver innovative customer-centric approaches to grow our business, meet customer needs and bring valuable solutions to the market,” said Donald Berbary, president, Learning Tree International. “We are honored to receive this prestigious award for our successful sales and business development processes and look forward to continuing our commitment to high-quality IT and management training.”

The highly sought-after, prestigious award program recognizes greater Washington, D.C.-area organizations for outstanding leadership, risk-taking, vision and innovation in sales and business development. The awards were presented during a breakfast event on Thursday, May 19, held at the Marriott Fairview Park. For more information about the awards program and winners, please visit

About the Institute for Excellence in Sales & Business Development
The IES&BD was co-founded by marketing guru Fred Diamond of DIAMOND Marketing to recognize corporate and organizational sales & business operational excellence, and promote best practices and thought leadership. Diamond is recognized as the leading go-to-market strategy consultant in the Mid-Atlantic Region to growing high-tech and professional services firms and has helped numerous organizations grow their sales efforts through excellence in go-to-market strategy at organizations ranging from Apple, Compaq and Microsoft to growing stars such as Contact Solutions and Pleasant Valley Business Solutions. The IES&BD promotes best practices across all operational areas in Sales & Business Development. IES&BD provides education, recognition, research, thought leadership, insights, and strategies for enabling Sales & Business Development leadership, development, and excellence. The keystone program is the annual IES&BD awards, which recognizes achievement in corporate and organization sales initiatives, such as training, team building, sales management, and customer partnering. Learn more about the IES&BD at or by calling 888.443.9943.

About Learning Tree International
Learning Tree International is a leading global provider of highly effective, hands-on training to information technology professionals and managers. Since 1974, over 65,000 organizations have relied on Learning Tree to enhance the professional skills of more than 2.1 million employees. Learning Tree develops, markets and delivers a broad, proprietary library of instructor-led courses focused on web development; IT security; project management; operating systems; databases; networking; software development; and leadership, management and business skills. Courses are presented globally at Learning Tree Education Centers, on-site at client facilities, and can be attended via Learning Tree AnyWare™, the Company’s proprietary technology that connects participants via the web to the actual classroom, from their workplace or home. For more information about our products and services, call 1-888-THE-TREE (1-888-843-8733), visit, follow @LearningTree on Twitter or visit Learning Tree International's Facebook fan page.

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Learning Tree International
Phone: (703) 925-5590

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